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Christina Meyer

Christina Meyer holds a PhD in American literature and culture; her dissertation is titled War & Trauma Images in Vietnam War Representations (Olms, 2008). Presently, she is an assistant professor in American Studies and research associate in the English Department at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. She is an associated member of the Research Unit "Popular Seriality—Aesthetics and Practice," and is working on a book project titled “Series of Multimodal Forms of Narration: The Yellow Kid Newspaper Comics of the Nineteenth Century” (funded by the German Research Foundation). Christina Meyer has co-edited New Perspectives on American Comic Books and Graphic Novels (a special issue of the scholarly journalAmerikastudien/American Studies, 2011) and Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (2013), has published articles on such artists as Richard F. Outcault, George B. Luks, Nell Brinkley, Art Spiegelman, or Mike Carey and Peter Gross.